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Second Season Episode 7: Kevin Crowe on the inspiration for “Give A Mile.”

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with Kevin Crowe the founder of the nonprofit “Give A Mile.” The goal of Give A Mile is to provide 1 Billion miles of customer loyalty program points to those in need of visiting with a loved one who is critically ill or dealing with palliative illness.

Give A Mile is a nonprofit organization that provides flights for those that cannot afford to fly to be with a loved one who is palliative or critically ill.  They have just expanded to the U.S. and would love to get connected to families that need their flights. 

The Founder, Kevin Crowe experienced this power first-hand during the passing of his good friend Ryan who relished such visits. Once Kevin learned through Kulacauses.com that over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, Give A Mile was born.

 Here is how the Give A Mile process works.

•  You will need an email confirming the medical situation from a nurse, doctor, social worker, or chaplain. 

•  You will need to fill in an application for each person requesting a flight.  Please make sure the info on the applications is accurate as Give A Mile uses this to book the flights (video is optional). You can fill out the attached application or do it via the web link https://Request.giveamile.org

•  Give A Mile will need the attached waiver signed and sent back by the person flying

•  Once Give A Mile have your application and waiver, they will take it to the flight review team for approval.  If approved they will connect you to the person that books their flights and she will coordinate with you.  If an emergency flight, Give A Mile usually can get it turned around in 4 hours once they have all the required documents.

 You can find out more about Give A Mile at  www.giveamile.org

Hospice Chaplaincy is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting excellence in spiritual care at the end of life. We are committed to the belief that people from all backgrounds, cultures and faith traditions should experience the end of life in a way that matches their own spiritual/religious values and goals. The task of dying is complicated and often confronts us with lots of spiritual, emotional and physical suffering. Hospice Chaplaincy is dedicated to providing support and professional development resources for hospice chaplains, patient advocacy, and education services to the public, to create a cultural shift to inform and transform our thinking around the psychosocial and psychospiritual issues at the end of life .

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